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2019 Porsche Panamera GTS revealed, here first quarter of 2019

Porsche has revealed the Panamera and Panamera Sport Turismo GTS, a new sub-Turbo variants for its four- and five-door executive express. Power in the GTS comes from a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 pumping out 338kW and 620Nm to all four wheels through an eight-speed PDK transmission. That's 15kW and 100Nm up on the previous GTS, helping both variants hit 100km/h in just 4...

Porsche: Can hybrids plug the diesel void?

After whispers from earlier this year, Porsche this week announced it's getting out of the diesel business. Production of the Macan S Diesel and Panamera 4S Diesel was halted in February, kickstarting speculation about what role the fuel would play in Porsches future...

Porsche ends diesel production for good

Porsche has officially ended production of its diesel vehicles, instead shifting its focus to e-mobility.  Using an official statement published on the company media website, Porsche CEO, Oliver Blume, said the company wasn't "demonising" what is an "important propulsion technology", but admitted it would have a "diesel-free" future...

Porsche Panamera recalled

Porsche has recalled 17 examples of the current-generation '971' Panamera, over concerns about the rear anti-roll bar. According to the company, the connecting links on the rear anti-roll bar can't be guaranteed over the service life of the car because of a manufacturing defect...

BMW M5, Mercedes-AMG E63 S, Porsche Panamera head-to-head - video

Everyone loves a good drag race, especially when there are three big sedans – okay, two sedans and one 'four-door coupe' – involved. Over in the UK, Autocar has sent the BMW M5, Mercedes-AMG E63 S and Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid into battle, to find out which ultra-exec is quickest off the line...

Celebrating 70 years of Porsche: a podcast special

Today marks 70 years since the first Porsche, the 356 'No. 1' Roadster, was registered, and the company is celebrating its rich history with worldwide Sportscar Together Day. We've produced a podcast special for the occasion, where we talk to people who have been involved with Porsche in Australia over the journey, be it behind-the-wheel or behind-the-scenes...

2018 Ward's 10 Best Interiors List announced

Forty new or significantly upgraded interiors were nominated and tested for the 2018Ward's Auto best interior list, with American vehicles taking three spots, two hailing from Europe, and five from Asia. Again a sizeable proportion of the winners are luxury models, but mainstream vehicles were represented by the Hyundai Kona, Chevrolet Equinox, and Toyota Camry...

CarAdvice podcast 91: i30 N pricing and Tesla build quality

This week it's just Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens in the studio, except... Scott Collie joins us to talk car news, including pricing and specs for the Hyundai i30 N, Volvo V60 launch details, and Subaru Liberty pricing and specs. The 2019 Lexus UX has been teased, Porsche Macan S and Panamera 4S diesel production has ended, and the Peugeot 508 has been leaked...

Porsche Macan S and Panamera 4S diesel production ends, future unclear - UPDATE

UPDATE: Porsche has released an updated statement, which has been added to the end of the article.  Porsche has ended production of the Macan S Diesel and Panamera 4S Diesel, but reports of diesel's demise could be premature. An overnight report from Autocar said the company would stop building its last two diesel models, as part of a "cultural shift" toward plug-in hybrid vehicles...

Porsche tows its way to a new Nurburgring record

The race to set Nurburgring records reached fever pitch this year, with a glut of attempts (successful or otherwise) from manufacturers desperate to prove their sports car mettle. Porsche was among the crowd of new record holders, but its latest attempt makes the GT2 RS lap look a bit, well, conventional...

CarAdvice podcast 84: Your suggestions for our 2018 makeover!

For the last episode of the year, Mandy Turner is joined by Paul Maric and Mike Costello. Topics covered in car news this week include the reveal of the Tesla-rivalling NIO ES8 SUV. Also unveiled were the Jeep Cherokee facelift, Honda Insight in Prototype form, and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500...